Rockburst was an evocation spell that cause a boulder or pile or rubble to explode.[1]


This spell caused an amount of stone to explode, possibly damaging any creatures within 20 feet (6.1 meters) of the center of the blast.[2][3] Stone-made possessions of others and magic objects made of stone had a chance to resist the spell. Additionally, creatures that were made of stone were typically immune to rockburst.[1]

For the early version of this spell, the amount of stone was at least 3 cubic feet (0.085 cubic meters), and more for casters with greater experience. For the later version of this spell, the amount was a minimum of 8 cubic feet (0.23 cubic meters).


This spell only required verbal and Somatic components to cast.[2][3][1]


Dwarven priests of Clanggedin Silverbeard were typically known to have this spell bestowed upon them.[4][3]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Thomas Reid (October 2004). Shining South. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 48. ISBN 0-7869-3492-1.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Ed Greenwood (October 1990). Dwarves Deep. (TSR, Inc.), p. 38. ISBN 0-88038-880-3.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Mark Middleton et al. (1999). Priest's Spell Compendium Volume Two. (TSR, Inc), pp. 511–512. ISBN 9780786914210.
  4. Ed Greenwood (October 1990). Dwarves Deep. (TSR, Inc.), p. 35. ISBN 0-88038-880-3.
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